About Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre

Whether you've been coming to Cockpit for years, or are discovering us for the first time, we have a show for everyone, at affordable prices, in our easily accessible theatres at CCBC Essex. Free parking, high-quality facilities, and a variety of shows for every audience continue to make Cockpit in Court Maryland's premier summer theatre.

Cockpit in Court's History
Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre has been serving the greater Baltimore area with professional-quality live theatre at family-friendly prices for more than forty years. Each summer, on the campus of CCBC Essex, Cockpit in Court offers excellent large-scale musicals in our 388-seat Mainstage Theatre; comedies and dramas in our intimate 160-seat Cabaret Theatre; and a high-energy children’s musical in our 220-seat Lecture Hall. Overall, audiences of more than 8,000 come to Cockpit in a summer, and more than a hundred area artists, performers, directors, and musicians offer their talents on stage and behind the scenes.

Learn more! If you are interested in learning more about Cockpit in Court, you can add your name to our mailing list by e-mailing your name and address to cockpitincourt@ccbcmd.edu, or by calling the Box Office at 443-840-ARTS.

Get involved! Cockpit in Court relies heavily on volunteers to produce its season each year. Volunteer opportunities are available backstage, on stage, in front-of-house, on our Board of Directors, or in the production office in most areas of theatre production. To express an interest in volunteering, please e-mail cockpitincourt@ccbcmd.edu with your area(s) of interest.

Take the plunge!
Designers, Carpenters, Running Crew:  Cockpit in Court hires designers and technical staff in the Spring of each year. Stipends are available, but please note there is no housing or transportation provided. Therefore, only Baltimore area residents, or those who can provide their own housing, can be considered for these positions.
Internships and Assistantships:  We believe in the importance of training each new generation of theatre artists, and therefore are pleased to offer unpaid internships and assistantships in most areas of theatre production. However, no housing or transportation is provided. High school students in need of community service hours are welcome to participate, as are college students looking to fulfill practicum requirements or to expand their experience in the theatre.

Scholarship opportunity!
Graduating high school students planning to attend CCBC or current CCBC students may apply for the Cockpit in Court scholarship, which provides partial tuition support for the Fall Semester following each season. Volunteer hours at Cockpit are a condition of the scholarship. For more information, e-mail alefter@ccbcmd.edu.

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